Graphic design is a professional practice (and key client service) which requires thought, intention, and self-awareness. Part of that process is to seek necessary feedback that will allow you to progress within your craft. Much like a consultant, you must listen to all of the needs of the client and fully understand the challenge at hand.
Having strong leaders at the top is integral to success, but it is not enough. A great coach can only do so much. On a sports team you also need great captains and self motivated teammates.
Learning to lead is not easy and it won’t happen overnight. It requires a keen focus and an intentional approach to development. A strong leader raises the level of those around them and directly impacts the success of the whole organization in the process.
When organizations want to grow, where should they really be focusing their resources in order to achieve their goals? If you are in the middle of attempting to aggressively grow your organization, make sure you spend as much time thinking about evolving HOW you are generating demand as you are on WHAT your are generating demand for.
Are your employees engaged? Are they ready, willing and able to perform in a manner that is required for growing your organization? They can be, as long as your leaders have the right habits!
Making broad sweeping generalizations from compelling data has a tendency to bring more complexity than clarity. The hard truth is that building high performing organizations, isn’t easy. There isn’t a “quick fix” or “simple solution” for solving your problems.
The question that companies have been trying to answer since the beginning of time is not how do we stop employees from just jumping ship, but how do we get them to want to be on our ship, engaged, committed, motivated and prepared to row in the same direction.
What do you do? It’s important that we take the time to reflect on capturing the answer to that simple question on an ongoing basis on both a personal and organizational level.
Being new to SDI Consulting last year and the workforce has been a big transition from college. One interesting challenge has been learning all the terminology that gets used around the office. But one thing that gets said around the office that I had a hard time understanding is: it’s better to be explicitly wrong than generally right.
The orchestration of sales, marketing, and branding as one cohesive unit is commonly referred to as Demand Generation Systems. Creating and implementing a demand generation system can be a very enlightening process for any organization.